Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.
Patience or panic. Those are the competing impulses among Democrats as the reality sets in that if the election were held today, President Joe Biden would probably lose to former President Donald Trump.
The election is not today but rather nearly a year from now. Democrats counseling caution are quick to note that the polls forecasting Biden’s doom this early out are not predictive by historical standards.
Based on the last few election cycles, there are questions about how predictive modern public polling is, period. And while Trump outperformed his poll numbers in 2016 and 2020, which would spell trouble for Biden in 2024, Republicans did not do so in the midterm elections last year.
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